WMS Friday Forecast

February 18, 2022

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WMS Quick Links for Families

Our most often requested information is all linked in this document for your convenience! We add information and update this document regularly!

Dear Parents and Guardians

We have seen an increase in the number of students ordering food to be delivered (using a phone app) to school. This is fine for home, but not for school. Please talk to your RedHawk about not having food delivered to school if this is their issue. If parents want to drop-off food for their child, not a group, that is certainly welcome!

Our front office staff will not accept food delivery items in the office. If there is an emergency and you need to send something for your student, please contact the main office with details so they don't turn away the delivery driver.

Illinois Youth Survey for 8th Grade Students

Schools throughout the state of Illinois will have the opportunity to conduct the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) with students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. Wredling 8th graders will be taking the survey in the week of March 21st.

WHAT IS THE ILLINOIS YOUTH SURVEY? The purpose of the IYS is to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student problems and academic success. It asks about topics like nutrition, physical activity, bullying, school climate, and alcohol and other drug use. Students will be asked to complete an anonymous survey (with no names or identification numbers). The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected.

WHAT IS THE SURVEY DATA USED FOR? The IYS will provide our school's combined student results providing data to assess needs, track progress toward physical, social, and mental health goals, and evaluate student support services.

If you have questions regarding the survey, wish to see a sample of the survey, or want your child to opt-out of the survey, please see this document or email Mr. Jacques Slaiher, Wredling's Student Assistance Counselor. A copy of the survey will also be available for viewing in the main office along with opt-out forms.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Youth Survey website at http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu.
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RedHawk Pride Awards

Congratulations to our RedHawk Pride Award recipients for this week. They include:

  • Martin Dimitrov from Team 7-4

  • Alex Spizzirri from Team 7-4

  • Kerrigan Ross from Team 6-1

  • Giana Borri from Team 7-4

  • Rania Farooq from Team 7-4

  • Alice Fox from Team 7-4

  • Aidan McClure from Mr. Walker

  • James McKenney from Mr. Gabel

  • Peyton Fraser from Mrs. Olson

  • Christian Alakkatt from Mr. Wilkerson

  • Kayla Kopecky from Mrs. Breon

  • Nicholas Grumbos from Ms. Raymond

  • Evie Han from Mr. Williams

  • Constantine Kouvelis from Mr. Kohler

  • Krishna Poruri from Ms. Ziltz

  • Brooklyn Bush from Ms. Grieves

  • Kendall Talsma from Mr. Scurte

  • Caitlin McGown from Mrs. Spotak

  • Ruchi Patel from Mrs. Kuretsky

  • Luke “Jesus” Ejnik from Mrs. Winters

  • Paiten Kruse from Mrs. Breiten

  • Byrdie Smith from Team 6-1

  • Shiloh Philips from Team 6-1

  • John Tanig from Team 6-1

  • Katherine Kollman from Team 6-1

  • Pahel Patel from Team 6-1

  • Taylor Kottmeier from Ms. Nichols

  • Eoin Little from Team 7-1

  • Joey D’Agostino from Team 7-1

  • Morgan Beers from Team 7-1

  • Mukti Patel from Team 7-1

  • Krishna Poruri from Ms. Grazutis

  • Ryyhan Essani from Ms. Grazutis

  • Noah Abdee from Ms. Grazutis

  • Tyler Stewart from Ms. Grazutis

  • Genesis Sanchez from Team 8-1

  • Angelena Valerio from Team 8-1

  • Grace Amedeo from Team 8-1

  • Abbas Asghar from Team 8-1

  • Kunal Gaind from Team 8-1

  • Rinnha Ramirez from Mr. Celaya

  • Delaney Maloney from Ms. McCall

  • Jesus Chacon from Mrs. Goetschel

  • Izzy Lopez from Ms. Boehm

  • Bethany Mellin from Ms. Boehm

  • Elizabeth Gockman from Mrs. Kerby

CALENDAR REMINDERS

2nd SEMESTER Non-Attendance Days for Students

  • Monday, February 21st - Presidents' Day Holiday
  • Friday, March 4th - Kane County Institute Day
  • Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1 - Spring Break
  • Friday, April 15th - School Improvement Planning


2nd SEMESTER Early Release Days for Middle School

  • Wednesday, February 23rd
  • Wednesday, March 23rd
  • Wednesday, April 27th


PLEASE NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR!

2022 Superintendent Search

Please click here for more information about the search for a new Superintendent.

2022 Superintendent Search

The School Board wants to hear your thoughts about:

  • current strengths of our schools and district

  • current challenges facing the district

  • priorities for the new leader

  • the professional and personal characteristics you would like to see in the next District 303 superintendent

A 15-minute survey to learn community members' thoughts about what the district is currently doing well, what improvements could be made, and what attributes and qualifications you would like to see in the next superintendent has been developed. Using this link, please complete the survey by end of the day on February 20. Your voice is important to the search process, and we encourage you to participate in this important step.

If you would like to participate in a community forum, they are scheduled for February 22 at 6:00 pm and February 23 at 7:30 pm. The links to these forums will be available on the Superintendent Search page of the District 303 website
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A Reminder from the School Nurse

State legislation requires that all Illinois children in Sixth Grade will have a dental examination. A licensed dentist must perform the examination, and he or she shall sign the form. Dental offices should have the form available, but it is also available online at www.d303.org under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each 6th grade student must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2022. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2022. If your child has had an exam already, you can ask your dentist to complete the form for the exam.


The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a waiver for children who show undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. Parents or legal guardians who object to the dental examinations on religious grounds shall present to the school a signed, detailed statement of the objection.


The deadline is quickly approaching! Please submit this if you have not already done so. If you have any questions, please contact the WMS nurses at 331-228-3704.

Hello WMS Parents/Guardians:

Each year we ask you to take a short survey with the purpose of gaining insight into areas in which we are strong and areas in which we need to grow. Can you help me with our survey? I did it for my son's school and it took about 3 minutes.

Please note- for "county" please put in "Kane" so you can find Wredling.

Click here to take the survey


Thank you!

Tim

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Volunteers Needed To Share Career and Education/Training Experiences

For each of our 7th and 8th grade AVID classes, College and Careers plays an integral role in the classroom experience. On Friday's, we are looking for volunteers to share their career and experiences via zoom (or in person) during either 2nd, 7th or 8th period each week. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in sharing your career with our students. We will be sending a confirmation email to you once we have solidified your date and time. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and time with our students and staff.

***Visitors choosing to come into the building must adhere to current D303 visitor protocols. As of 10/1/21 - all visitors must:
- Show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test received within 72 hours of arriving to volunteer at your building.

- Bring documentation to the front office of your building upon arrival. If you would like to present to our students, please complete this Google form.

Important Safety Reminder for WMS Parents

When it comes to issues that concern students and/or school safety: “If you see something, say something - immediately”. On a school day during staffed hours (7:30-4:00), the student, parent, or community member should call the school and/or seek an administrator ASAP for prompt action. If this information emerges outside of the school day, please call 911 immediately. The safety and wellbeing of our Wredling family are always our top priority!
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Wredling Main Phone Line Update

You may notice that we recently have made a change to Wredling's phone menu. When you call our main line, 331-228-3700, you will hear the following message: “Thank you for calling Wredling Middle School. For English, press 1; for Spanish press 2." If you press 1, you will hear the original Wredling Menu -- (press 1 for attendance, 2 for the nurse.) When 2 is pressed for Spanish, the calls will go straight to Brenda Bassegoda, our Wredling Translator.

HELP WANTED!

Do you enjoy working with kids?

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference?

APPLY TO WORK AT OUR SCHOOLS!!!


LUNCHROOM SUPERVISORS NEEDED! We currently have 2 openings here at Wredling!


Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or patricia.burton@d303.org

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Support for Your Child if they are Quarantined:

If your child is quarantined due to Covid, our teachers will send work to your child and work with you and your child as we always have when a child is out of school. We want to recognize that quarantine offers some unique challenges for our students.


We will be offering instructional support through a certified teacher during quarantine. Ann Rose, a recently retired D303 teacher, will be available to support our quarantine students through Zoom. When a child begins quarantine, we will email both the child and the parent with information on how to access Mrs. Rose's Zoom for support. We encourage our quarantined students to access this instructional support!

E-Learning Plan and Emergency Days

The School Board has approved an E-Learning plan that gives the district the option to offer remote learning in place of emergency days. Currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, May 24, which is the week before Memorial Day. As we move into the winter months, we want to update you on the plan for how the district will manage emergency days and e-learning days.

  • If we experience inclement weather, the first three days will be “snow days” that will be made up at the end of the school year on May 25, 26, and 27 as needed.

  • Subsequent emergency days will be remote days so the last attendance day will still be before Memorial Day.

  • If there is a long stretch of inclement weather (blizzard, polar vortex, etc.), we may split the days into “snow days” and e-learning days so as to not have too many non-attendance days in a row.

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ATTENTION SPORTS FANS!

We have a great opportunity to come out and visit the Northwestern University Campus and catch a Big 10 basketball game.

On behalf of Northwestern Basketball, we are so thrilled to have Wredling Middle School Friends and Family join us March 6th for our first Youth Football Day.

Check out the great programming for youth players and their families offered ONLY through this promotion:

Tickets:

Tickets are still available at the group rate of $25. Go to www.nusports.com/groups and use promo code: WREDLINGB19


What do we have planned for you?

Arrive by 4:30 to take the exclusive tour of Ryan Field

including:

    • Stadium Club
    • Photo opportunities with Championship Trophies
    • Press Box
    • Coaches Box
  • Drawing for Authentic Northwestern Football helmets
  • Other Fabulous Door Prizes
  • Group Greeting on the Scoreboard
  • Northwestern Mini Footballs
  • Seat Visits from Former Northwestern Football Players
  • Sign up to host home games at Hutcheson Field:


Please email Coach Kohler at Thomas.kohler@d303.org to let him know how many people will be attending this event.


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

IT IS NOT SPONSORED BY D303 OR WREDLING

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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF PUBLICATION DATE.

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